19 Jun 2015

Successful training of trainers of the "Up-skilling Europe" project

Between 9th and 15th June took place the training of trainers of the Up-skilling Europe project, held in Krakow (Poland) during which the six partner organisations continued their work on improving the employability of adults at risk of social exclusion.

So far, professionals from the social, education and employment sector have worked together to develop innovative educational materials, in the form of five toolkits. These toolkits will provide to adults at risk of social exclusion the basic and transversal skills necessary to improve their employability: Social entrepreneurship, English, ICT, lifelong learning, and learning mobility.

During the training of trainers in Krakow, the participants were trained on the use of the toolkits. They also carried out a first validation to evaluate whether the toolkits meet the objectives of the project. The next step will be to apply the necessary improvements to the toolkits before the next transnational meeting in Frattamaggiore (Italy) during which the partners will prepare for the second validation of the toolkits with real beneficiaries: adults at risk of social exclusion.

This project is the result of the cooperation of: Alcalá de Guadaíra City Council (Spain) as Coordinating Organisation, Interactive English Language School (United Kingdom) and SIKXGNL (Greece) as organisations specialised in language teaching, Media Partners (Romania) as a private company specialised in social entrepreneurship, and Stowarzyszenie Wiosna (Poland) and Cantiere Giovani (Italy) as social sector organisations. It is co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus + programme, and it will be a stepping stone towards a fully inclusive European society where every European citizen has access to high quality education and employment.